Just like the saying goes, “never judge a book by its cover.”
I wonder what my book/life cover looks like? Well, here’s how I’d like to imagine it:
Plain and simple.
No frilly pink streamers, or dancing unicorns, or even a huge “I LOVE JESUS” sticker. It would be a sea of colors, so beautiful and intricate that every time one would look at it they’d discover something new. A new image, a new opinion, potentially a new secret or great discovery.
I had a wonderful conversation with a very dear friend of mine today about the “realness” of people. By that I mean honesty and openness. It was interesting to hear from her about how we have grown so close over the years, but how she has especially learned so much about me from reading my blogs…realizing that we actually have a lot more in common than initially expected! Amazing, right?
My favorite thing about this blog is that I feel free. There’s no BS on any of these posts, and you can hold me to that. It is here that I can express my thoughts with the world, (the world being my 7 followers, including myself…lame, I follow my own blog! Shhh…) but it is also here where I feel most accepted and understood. This crazy brain of mine can give flight to every thought, feeling, emotion, everything! They begin to write themselves, my keyboard their launchpad and my fingers their rocket. Even though it may be but a shout into the void (referencing TFIOS), I hope that maybe these messages, stories, occasionally hilarious but ever so real posts reaches someone’s ears, ears that need to hear words like “you are not alone” and “you matter” because these things are true. Each and every one of us has a purpose here on earth. And despite the hardships and struggle that may come, my friend, that’s just a part of living.
Although my cover may be just various colors blended together to look somewhat united it is neither plain, nor is it simple. Just like a person. We all have something, whatever that may be it is ours and ours alone. We have the power if we so choose, to share it or keep it concealed. Of course that is, once we discover what it is that makes us who we are. That’s the beauty about life and about friendship. We all have a story of our own… but it is only a matter if we decide to sit down and turn the page to truly set foot on a new adventure.
*”The grass may be greener on the other side, but be careful, it might just be spray painted to look that way.”* (to be continued…)
*Characters to potentially make an appearance this weekend…stay tuned! 🙂